2012 2nd Annual Salina Challenge UBBI Event

Tyler & Larry McConnell accepting the Tres Rios Buckle for the Futurity win!

Breeders from 12 different states and as far away as New Mexico, North Dakota and Wisconsin gathered in Salina, Kansas for the 2nd Annual Salina Challenge UBBI Event.  In 2012, the UBBI added a Futurity to the event with 32 entries.  Along with an increased interest in the Derby and Classic, the event attracted 93 bulls. 

The Derby kicked things off on Friday night and Kephart Bucking Bulls earned the win with bull #911 scoring 88.75 points.  Kephart pocketed $2576 and a Championship Buckle from Tres Rios Silver Buckles.  Finishing second was Dale Glory’s #646 Living the Dream with a score of 88.25 points and in third was Flenniken/Bowman/Moore’s #965 Under Cover Brother with a score of 88 points. 

The weekend’s activities continued with the 5th Annual New Frontier Rodeo Production Sale offering for sale, an outstanding group of 86 two, three and four year old bulls.  The highest selling lot was #61, purchased by JATT Bucking Bulls for $18,500. 

UBBI action continued with the Futurity at 3 pm and 32 two year old bulls showed their stuff with McConnell Bucking Bulls #-110 winning first place with a score of 87 points and a check for $2016.  Larry McConnell also proudly accepted the buckle from Tres Rios Buckle.  Finishing in second was PBJ Cattle #046 with a score of 86 points and in third place was Paul Daniel/Lorie Barbare’s #X18 You Freakin’ Kiddin’ Me with a score of 85.25 points. 

The Classic proved to be as tough as ever with 29 bulls and Black Betty finished on top with a score of 88.75 points and a check for $2501 and a Tres Rios Silver Buckle.  Splitting second and third was Kephart Bucking Bull’s #805 Eye Witness and Cooper & Mark Kanngeisser’s bull called Steriod with a scores of 88.5 points each. 

A big thank you to Jimmy Crowthers and John McDonald and everyone involved for their contributions to the success of the 2012 Salina Challenge.  We look forward to returning to Kansas in 2013!

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